Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan (ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan
(ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Looking Eastward: Turkey’s Bluffing Game

February 13, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Will Turkey be able to force itself into the EU?

Chances are Turkey will never join the European Union. For one, it espouses the wrong religion. For another, Bible prophecy indicates it just won’t happen. But that doesn’t mean it will ally with the EU’s main opposition bloc, China and Russia, through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (sco) either.

On January 25, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that he thought Turkey should consider looking east for allies instead of to the Western European powers. Europe has been stringing Turkey along with the carrot of EU member status since Oct. 3, 2005, when, alongside Croatia, Turkey began accession talks.

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